Telcos push on with network slicing (hype)

Network slicing was the focus of attention for a couple of big telcos this week, with KDDI and Samsung announcing a new alliance and T-Mobile US extending its 5G beta programme.

KDDI does 5G SA core deal with Samsung

KDDI has selected Samsung to provide the kit for its 5G standalone core network, and its pretty excited about the potential for furthering the 5G experience in Japan.

Rakuten decides to compete on price, again

The Japanese greenfield operator Rakuten Mobile has seen its low-price strategy driving fast subscriber growth, so it has decided to double down on its iPhone 12 offers.